I'm back from church, a healthy lunch is in my tummy, and I am planning my preparations for the guests that are coming in later this week. I wonder if they'll notice there isn't an unhealthy snack in the place ...
I have one more weigh-in, which is this week, before my vacation the following week. Thanks for all the suggestions on how to best handle things while on vacation. I'll go with much more confidence in my abillity to stay focused on my goals.
This week, while I am NOT on vacation, I'll be hosting a house full of guests, so I'm anticipating not getting on the computer much - if at all - once they arrive. And then, of course, I leave right after they do, to go on my vacation. I'm going to have blog withdrawal! Not from writing, but from reading all those other inspirational, motivational and just plan enjoyable blogs out there!
I'm borrowing Sharon's "Awesome August" attitude this month! So, in keeping with that ... here is my HUGE NSV (non-scale victory) for today, August 1st:
I can now touch (though barely) my thumb to my longest finger, around my right wrist! YES, I can now close my hand entirely around my right wrist! Gosh, I haven't been able to do that in YEARS and years. How cool was that?! Plus, without getting on the scale prematurely, it is telling me I've lost more weight since my last weigh-in. August IS awesome already!
Loretta (blog: Loretta's Journey) - Day 357 - issued a wonderful August-only challenge! I'm joining. The challenge is called"
"Just 1 Thing: Consistency Challenge"
You are challenged to focus on one thing (and it can be anything at all), for the month of August. The thought behind this is "even a small thing, done consistently over time, can explode with results!" There is only one rule Loretta is requiring of this challenge, that participants please choose a goal that's NOT [directly] related to the number on the scale.
I added the "directly," because indirectly, a LOT of things ultimately relate to the number on the scale.
If I can figure out how the badges work, you'll see this challenge badge at the bottom of my blog page. If not, visit Loretta's blog and you'll see it in all its glory!
Loretta is challenging herself to consistently work on improving her time on the mini-trampoline. I've decided I will challenge myself to some form of exercise every day, even if just for a minimum of 10 minutes. Since I do ZERO exercise right now, that is no small challenge. I hope, by month's end, I can say I met this challenge successfully.
Loretta says, "And it would be great if you could do me a favor, and get the word out on your own blog, if you have one. Let's rock August!"
I'm rocking, Loretta, I'm rocking! (Does that count as exercise? I didn't think so.)